Boss Key Productions, the new video game studio from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, has officially renamed its new arena shooter, previously known by the code name Project Blue Streak, to LawBreakers.
The studio’s new free-to-play 5v5 arena shooter stacks two teams against one another, Laws and Breakers, in a vertical arena which takes to the skies in order to escape the confines of horizontal gaming. For the skyward-bound players, the game’s developers have made accessible an array of accessories including jetpacks, grappling hooks and more — tools which allow players to transform the game into something reminiscent of the children’s game ‘hot lava’ in which users can, according to Bleszinski, “essentially make the ground lava.”
Bleszinski was quoted by Polygon as having described the new game as something about “gangs, guns, and gravity.”
(LawBreakers is about) gangs, guns, and gravity.
Another key aspect of the upcoming title is its cast of female characters. With over half of the game’s cast composed of female characters, Boss Key Productions, which was founded back in July of 2014, has certainly strived to set itself apart from the world of traditional video games.
Boss Key, which was founded by Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee, plans to publish its first game, LawBreakers, through Nexon America.
Coordinated with the announcement of the game’s official title, the studio has released an updated version of the pre-alpha teaser which first debut back in March. PC Gamer noted in a report that the only difference between the old trailer and the new one is “a tonne of debris floating upwards” that might have something to do with what the game’s developers have continually referenced to as “The Shattering.”
In light of the official new title, the game’s Twitter handle has been migrated from @bluestreak to @lawbreakers.
— Project Bluestreak (@bluestreak) August 26, 2015
For those wondering whether there’s a space in the game’s new name, there’s not — a notion made clear as day by the game’s developers who tweeted in reply to one Twitter user’s inquiry regarding the game’s new title, “No space.”
LawBreakers. No space. Official. https://t.co/PenVHFK4yP
— LawBreakers (@lawbreakers) August 26, 2015
Gameplay is scheduled to debut this upcoming Friday at 9 a.m. (ET). Then on Saturday and Sunday at PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington, the game’s developers will debut a hands-on demonstration.